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Master Diamond Cutter Mike Botha Takes On Esperanza

June 26, 2015. That’s the date that Esperanza came to the surface at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Brooke Oskarson stopped at the park outside of Murfreesboro, Arkansas (the only place in the world where you can go to mine your own diamonds) on her trip back home from a wedding. 30 […]

$8 for a 1-in-a-billion diamond?

Over the centuries, dozens of extraordinary diamonds have been uncovered in India, South Africa and other countries known for producing diamonds. There have even been a few from the United State of America. Some 32,000 diamonds have been discovered at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas since 1972 when it was opened to […]

The Esperanza Triolette

When I was commissioned to create a design for the Esperanza diamond discovered by Brooke Oskarson at the Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas, I was inspired by the shape of the diamond to create something that would best suit the shape. I have done a similar diamond some years back which was masterly set in […]

A Winston Legacy

The auction records just keep getting smashed. The latest record-breaking sale took place at Christie’s in Geneva on May 15 when a D color, flawless, 101.73 carat diamond sold for $26.7 million ($254,400 per carat), setting a new world record at auction for a colorless diamond. That lot – renamed the “Winston Legacy” after its new […]

Flawless 100ct

Idex Online  is reporting that a pear-shaped, D color, flawless diamond weighing 101.73 carat is likely to be the highlight of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva on May 15. We think it will be. The sale will feature more than 300 lots which are estimated to sell for a total of around $65 million. […]

Flawless, absolutely flawless

On 15 May 2013 Christie’s will have the privilege of presenting at auction in Geneva an extraordinary pear-shaped perfect diamond weighing 101.73 carats. Offered for sale for the very first time, this sensational gemstone is not only one of the largest pear-shaped diamonds known to date, it is also one of the world’s most perfect […]

The Steinmetz Sirius

The Steinmetz Sirius (not to be confused with Sirius Star®…the world’s brightest diamond®) is a 103.83 carat D IF cushion shaped diamond mined from the legendary Premier mine in South Africa. This legendary cushion shaped stone is claimed to be one of the largest D colored, internally flawless diamonds to ever appear at auction and is only […]

Mouawad Mondera

The Mouawad Mondera is a 60.19 carat D Flawless pear shape The stone was set as the center of a bra, pictured below, modeled by Karolina Kurkova. The green and pink floral pattern is actually emeralds and rubies and the total caratweight of the piece is about 320 carat. Not much is known about the […]

The Queen of Holland

There are various different opinions concerning the history of this 135.92 carat cushion shape diamond. It owes its impressive size to an owner whose blessed foresight – or perhaps stubbornness – to ignore professional advice allowed the stone to fulfill its destiny as one large diamond instead of being cut into two smaller ones. The […]

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